Digital literacy 4.12.12

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Digital literacy is more than just knowing how to turn on a computer and use social media. It is the ability to critically analyze digital information and create information using digital tools. This presentation offers some resources and links to tutorials, reports and websites that help individuals bridge the digital divide.

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Digital literacy 4.12.12

  1. 1. AGCJ Graduate SeminarDigital Literacy and Communicatingacross the Digital Divide
  2. 2. AGCJ Graduate Seminar What is digital literacy? The ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate, and analyze information using digital technology. (wikipedia) For communicators, it is also the ability to use this digital technology to communicate effectively to a specific audience a specific message. That’s how we communicate across the digital divide. Digital Literacy
  3. 3. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Recent research reports • Knight Commission Report, 2009 Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digit • The Aspen Institute White Paper, 2010 Digital and Media Literacy: A Plan of Action • American Association for Agricultural Education National Research Agenda for 2011-2015 Digital Literacy
  4. 4. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Programs have been created… • www.digitalliteracy.gov • www.digitalliteracycorps.org/DLC-P4,html • www.library.illinois.edu/diglit • www.digiliteracy.org • http://www.knightfoundation.org/publications/detroit-broadb Digital Literacy
  5. 5. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Curriculum has changed… • http://mejohnso.myweb.uga.edu/diglit.html • http://newhouse.syr.edu/Academics/Broadcast_Digital_Jou • Journalism 2.0 from the Knight Foundation • http://www.knightdigitalmediacenter.org/multimedia_trainin • http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/ • http://www.ojr.org/ojr/wiki/ • http://www.newsu.org/ Digital Literacy
  6. 6. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Why is this happening? MySpace began…2003 Facebook began….2004 Twitter began…2006 YouTube began…2005 How are these companies relevant to the discussion? Digital Literacy
  7. 7. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Where do we go from here? How is this going to change your education? How is this going to change your work? How is this going to change your world? Digital Literacy
  8. 8. AGCJ Graduate Seminar Find this presentation: www.slideshare.net/klcolley Dr. Kay L. Colley, ’91 Follow me @kaycolley Digital Literacy

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